KU reception for Indian journalists
More exchange of visits between Pakistani and Indian journalists, academia and literary figures is essential to increase the tempo of reconciliation and amicable relationship between the two countries.
Prof Pirzada Qasim, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Karachi (KU) advanced this idea while talking to the select gathering of the academia from the KU, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST) and the local journalists who had been invited to meet Dr Khaleeq Anjum, Obaid Siddiqui and Naresh Nadeem — the Indian journalists and poet and writer at a lunch hosted by the KU VC.
Prof Qasim welcomed the Indian guests who had come to Karachi to participate in a two-day international conference organised by FUUAST. The VC said that their visit could become a precursor to many other visits that would help in normalising the relations and enriching the two nations in the field of Arts, Literature, Science & Technology.
Obaid Siddiqui who teaches Media Ethics and TV Production at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, expressed his sense of pleasure during his visit. “I had visited Karachi earlier in 1992. The time was rife with suspicion and hostility between the two countries. This visit has given me the joy of realising that times have changed positively”.
Dr Khaleeq Anjum was all praise for the hospitality and care accorded to him and his fellow citizens during the stay at the city.
Source: The News